Winter Weather

With winter, and another polar vortex, moving along, it’s not a surprise that it’s cold outside. But if you live outside, like homeless animals do, winter is a harsh time of year to be forgotten. For those of us with … Continue reading

Humane Confusion: What’s in a Name?

Since I work in a local shelter, it was no surprise to me when a local restaurant called offering to donate a percentage of every entree ordered for one week to the SPCA. I was grateful, of course, but we … Continue reading

February is Prevent a Litter Month

As the days get longer, nature leads animals to nest. Each year between April and October, animal shelters fill up with kittens born to barn cats, cats who have spent the winter begging food and shelter from kind neighbors, and … Continue reading

National Mutt Day

December 2nd was National Mutt Day. Three out of four of the million plus dogs who pass through shelters each year are considered mixed breed dogs. Almost 30% of pet owners acquire their pets from shelters and can attest to … Continue reading

Have You Prepared for Your Pets?

September is National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. While there’s a lot of things that you can do to prepare you and your family for an emergency, don’t forget a plan for your pets. Do you … Continue reading

The First Family’s Second Dog

Rescue and shelter workers agree that any time a homeless animal will be a good match for a family, we want to make that match happen. Finding homes for animals in need directly reduces euthanasia of healthy, friendly animals. But … Continue reading

And the Photo Contest Winners Are…

We want to send out a huge “thank you” to everyone who participated in our Shelter Sweethearts Photo Contest! We’ve chosen 6 winners and are preparing to send checks totaling $8,000 to shelters and rescues. Whether you submitted a photo or simply voted, … Continue reading

Photo Contest Deadline Extended

Due to a large amount of traffic and participation in our photo contest, our servers have not been able to keep up with the demand and our website (and photo contest) have been going on-and offline over the past 48 hours. … Continue reading

Research Before You Give

In the wake of the Boston Bombings there were fake charities offering to help within hours of the breaking news. Charity fraud is all over the news these days. Americans are generous people and animal caretakers are some of the … Continue reading

Post-Easter Rabbit Season

Every year, following Easter, there are a number of rabbits turned in to shelters and rescue groups across the country. When you consider which local animal care groups to support, don’t forget the small mammal rescue groups who often take … Continue reading

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